Saturday, April 12, 2008

Making 20" Hubs?

OK. My grandchildren have been bugging me to make one that they can ride ... so I decided to use 20" wheels. I didn't happen to come up with a used 20" bike that had more than 28 spokes (not 36) ... but since it would only be used by individuals weighing 50 to 100 lbs --- a lot lighter than a 220 - 300 lb. man. So, I figured that 28 spokes should work. On the left you see me using a spoke wrench to remove the spokes, nipples, and hubs out of the wheels.

It's always easier to "dismantle" things than it is to put them together and make them work ...

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